He/She who does not speck his/her mind
Because he/she dreads the disapproving glances
Or the censure of others,
Renounces his/her birthright
And abdicates his/her individuality.
He/She is as surely enslaved
As those whose silence is enforced
By totlitarian edict.
He/She may in fact be ruled
By a more despotic tyrant–
His/Her own fear.